STORIES OF IMPACT

Read stories about how The PEACE Plan is impacting communities locally and globally.

Rwanda Becomes a Purpose Driven Nation

In 2003, Rwandan President, Paul Kagame read The Purpose Driven Life. Nine years had passed since the genocide took the lives of one million Rwandans and left one million orphans. But President Kagame had a vision to make Rwanda the first Purpose Driven nation.

October Meeting for International Partnering Churches

On October 27, the Purpose Driven Team hosted a gathering for 13 International Partnering Churches at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano campus. In attendance were 30 PD practitioners from the United States and Canada, currently coaching other churches in PD strategies.

Vastago Church in Mexicali

In 2015, Senior Pastor Manuel Carrillo of Vastago Church in Mexicali, agreed to host church leaders for the first PD Essentials Training in the area.

Fields Ready for Harvest

Several months ago, we shared the story of how Chicago’s Parkview Christian Church had been commissioned to launch the Purpose Driven strategy in Malawi. Now, they are seeing the fruit of their labor as the country transforms into a thriving PD nation.

Full Gospel Church International, Ghana, Africa

Bishop Samuel Mensah, President of Full Gospel Church International in Ghana, attended a PD Conference in Rwanda in 2016. It was there that he saw the impact of Purpose Driven strategies on nations, giving him hope to bring change to Ghana.

Faith Ministries, Zimbabwe, Africa

In 1992, Ngwiza Mnkandla, Bishop of Faith Ministries in Zimbabwe, was tasked with the challenge of overseeing 10,000 church plants in eight years. Once the numeric goal was met, he knew that quality had been sacrificed for quantity. Learn how PDC helped turn that around.

Purpose Driven Training in South Sudan

Ten years ago, Ken Smith embarked on a journey to visit and evaluate churches in Cairo, Egypt. Instead, he encountered a church that revealed an entirely new mission field to him in South Sudan. Learn how PDC training is impacting communities in South Sudan.

Purpose Driven Training, Moscow, Russia

During a recent PEACE trip to Moscow, four members from Saddleback Church met with local pastors representing leaders from 50 other churches seeking Purpose Driven Church training. Find out how they equipped churches to effectively mobilize unreached communities.

Purpose Driven Children’s Ministry

Saddleback Kids proved you’re never too young to be Purpose Driven. Nearly 100 team members crossed the border to equip children’s leaders throughout Mexico at the Purpose Driven Children’s Ministry Conference, Practico (Practical).

Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, Illinois

Two years ago, Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park Illinois was commissioned to become the first non-Saddleback Church to serve as an international partnering church in Africa. Today, they have launched the PD strategy in Malawi, and have trained over 300 local pastors.
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